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Burn centre faces acute shortage of anaesthetists.

MULTAN -- Pak Italian Modern Centre is facing acute shortage of anaesthetists wherein only two medical officers (MOs) of anaesthesia are working against total 28 posts.

A well placed source at Centre told reporter here on Wednesday that the patients underwent operations in the Burn Centre six days a week with only two MOs who did not give general anaesthesia to patients for four to six hours long operations because they could not take risk.

The source informed, the post of one professor and associate professor each, 2 assistant professors, 6 senior registrars, 15 MOs and 3 House officers (HOs) for anaesthesia were falling vacant at the centre adding that the posts were advertised thrice, but unfortunately no anaesthetist applied for any slot.

The centre had an assistant professor but he left the job due to some domestic reasons as he hailed from DG Khan, it said adding that no anaesthetist wanted to join new health facilities.

When approached Burn centre Head, Dr Naheed Chaudhary confirmed the shortage saying that the situation exited everywhere in Pakistan.

Nishtar Hospital provided them cover in form of provision of a consultant for anaesthesia, he said.

He hoped that within next three to four years the situation would be improved.

He stated that the issue went unheeded in the past by now Nishtar hospital had started inducting PGRs for training.

He said that all hospitals of Multan were short of anaesthetists including Children Complex, Institute of Kidney Diseases, Nishtar and CPEIC.

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Publication:Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)
Date:Jun 7, 2018
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